September 3, 2018

A Soldier’s Horizon II

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It never seems to fail. Every time I start a new story, I get 5,ooo words in and take a break for a few days. Maybe I just need the reset, so I don’t take the time off in the middle and get too discouraged to finish a project. I don’t know.

I’m happy to say, though, after four days of nothing but Kirk/Spock fanfiction, I’m back at it. Aleledai and Selati are currently on their way out of the mine and back to Aleledai’s camp, falling in love a little bit along the way. Have I mentioned I love this story? Because I do. Very, very much.

Like Watson, it’s always once more unto the breach with these two. I can’t wait for this one to be finished so others can love it too.

All the best,

T.A. Creech

August 16, 2018

A Soldier’s Horizon

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I’ve finished Storm Crow, which turned out sweeter than I thought it would. I feels great to clean my palate with a little high fantasy before I delve back into the deep abyss of sci-fi. Unlike the Expedition 63 trilogy, A Soldier’s Horizon is very hard sci-fi. Okay, this one has nagas in it. Half human and half snake. A creature feature. I’ve only finished the plot outline for it and I’m excited to put pen to paper, as it were, and bring these characters to life again.

The characters, Selati and Aleledai, are from the very first story I ever published. At the time, I hadn’t thought anything of the short story. I just wrote it and loved it. I went back and reread it about a year or so later, and felt it was incomplete. There was a whole huge plot in the background, something I hadn’t noticed at the time I wrote it, and I wanted to expand it to a respectable size, maybe do the concept justice. I hope I can.

All the best,

-T.A. Creech

July 30, 2018

Storm Crow

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I’m working on the third Legends of Osaire book, Storm Crow. It’s a hurt/comfort fluff piece of high fantsy, including a sort of sentient volcano. Yep. Volcano.
I love writing this one. I plot all of my stories, but this one was easy to write from the start. Moves at a good pace, the characters are interesting to write and it flows. Lots of fun and I can’t wait until I finish it in a few days.
However, some of the research I’ve done for this story has me scratching my head. I went looking for ancient volcano worship information and there’s not a lot. Surprising, right? Especially when one considers a lot of the world still live at the feet of these noisy, messy behemoths. Ah, well. I guess I’ll have to fudge a little bit of the story to make the pieces make sense. So be it. I have six scenes to write as of this post. Then I get to work on my genetically engineered Nagas in a reworking of my short story Slither. I’m really stoked about that one too.
All the best,
T.A. Creech
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